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Mar 9, 2011 2:00am EST
group for piracy off the coast of somalia and out of that has emerged for workgroups. the u.s. leads a workgroup on working with the maritime industry of situational awareness. this is called worker three. what we look at our trends. so far this fiscal year which commenced on the first of what tober. we spent 81 piracy events. of those 37 were successful. again, what the fight by fight lane dollars payoff. if you are 3781, that would probably get you in the hall of fame if your plane based all. and these are generally viewed from a country where the daily wages maybe $2 a day. the site by $5 million sun is a lucrative business to be in. if you have a large diaspora within somalia, and a largely unemployed youth, this is literally at the opportunity of a lifetime. so what is working? we have to the international maritime organization a number of best management practices again for commercial vessels with height reports, it typically means providing -- eliminating the need to access the vessel, but ultimately increasing speed. other vessels that infuse these best management practices t
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Mar 22, 2011 2:00am EDT
center to address e glacier melt in the andes. in addition, a new u.s.-chile business council will encourage coaboration between our countries and areas like energy efficiency and renewable technologies. our governments have agreed to share our experience in dealing with natural disasters, area where chile has enormous expertise which is critical to recovery and economic reconstruction. we discussed our shared commitment to expanding education exchanges among our students. we can learn from each other and bring our country even closer together. in my speech i will announce an ambitious new initiative to increase student exchanges between the u.s. and latin america, including chile. even as we deepen cooperation between our two countries, i want to take this opportunity to commend chile for the leadership role is increasingly playing across the americas. chile is a vital contributor to the un mission in haiti, where we agreed that yesterday's election is an opportunity to enhance recovery efforts. strong legislation will fight the scourge of human trafficking. mr. president, i
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Mar 2, 2011 6:00am EST
. then there would be a massive loss of confidence in the u.s. treasury securities, the deepest, most liquid market in the world. interest rates would spike. and that would, in turn, affect, you know, many other assets as well as treasuries. so the near term effect would be a sharp resumption of the kinds of instabilities we sa in 2008. even if we were able, somehow, say because it was only 20 minutes long or something like that, even if we were able to avoid those kinds of effects, very likely the interest rate that lender would demand of the u.s. to finance our debt going forward would be higher, reflecting the greater riskiness and uncertainty associated with funding u.s. government. and that would make our fiscal problems all the more severe because interest payments are part of the deficit. it means that cuts would have to be sharper and tax increases larger and those things themselves would also be a negative for the recovery. so broadly speaking it would be, i think, a very bad outcome for the u.s. economy. >> it would be safeto say that two years of extraordinary actions, many of them polit
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Mar 28, 2011 10:00am EDT
and the impact on the u.s. speakers include former as administration official, from the american enterprise institute. and later today, president obama will address the nation on libya, scheduled for 7:30 eastern. we will have live on c-span along with your phone calls. >> tonight, perspectives on the proposed deal between at&t and t-mobile. an antitrust attorney as long whipand the impact on the wireless industry, what the deal faces in the justice department and the potential impact on consumers. ""the communicators" on c-span 2. the c-span networks provide coverage of politics, nonfiction books, american history. all available on television radio, online, and on social media networking sites. content any time through the c- span video library. we have the digital bus local content vehicle bringing resources to your community. it is washington your way, the c-span networks now available in more than 100 million homes. created by cable provided as a public service. >> apportioned from the annual women in the world summit. you'll hear from tina brown editor and chief of newsweek and the da
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Mar 26, 2011 2:00am EDT
general wesley clark. after that i discussion on the state of u.s. public education. >> i am a numbers guy. >> as a visual op-ed columnist for "in york times," charlie blow uses trawls and brett -- charts and graphs i do not decide that will talk about a subject and look for the data. i search for that that person see if there is something interesting and that agrees with an opinion that i have or sometimes what surprises me and what surprised by readers. >> sunday night it 8:00 on c- span. >> no reporter's roundtable on the role of nato in libya. from "washington journal," this is 55 minutes. scully is with "national journal" and we have missy ryan -- pentagon reporter. how significant is it that nato will step up and take the lead? guest: it is an important step but not everything the obama administration wanted. what they have done it is often rise nato countries to enforce the no-fly zone but that is only the first part of the u.n. security council resolution. what the nato countries did not do is authorize the full mandate, which is all necessary means required to protect civilians.
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Mar 1, 2011 6:00am EST
was a career foreign service officer with u.s. department of state. is also been a teacher of history, international relations and aerial studies at bluefield college, the nazis military academy and the foreign service institute. he holds a doctorate from university of north carolina at chapel hill. i'm pleased him in welcoming my colleague, roy walser. ray? >> thank you very much, john. he quickly dashed out the door but, i also head up are sort of modest segment that deals with african affairs. i also did service at the department of state in african bureau and served in that most difficult of assignments in africa, cape town, south africa, for a couple of years so it makes me obviously quite well-versed in issues, all african issues. but it's a great pleasure to bring some important experts to you today for this event. i welcome our distinguished panel who i will introduce to you in a second. i welcome our audience. thank you all very much for coming today. and i also welcome our viewers on c-span. if you offer paying attention to what is a very timely and very important issue. we
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Mar 18, 2011 2:00am EDT
debated a resolution that would have removed the u.s. troops from afghanistan. the vote was 93-121. this 20 minute portion of the debate. >> i rise in strong opposition. it would undermine the everett of nation's security. insanity has been described as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. 3,000 people died on september 11 because we walked away once from afghanistan thinking that it didn't matter who controlled that country, we were wrong then, let us not make the same mistake twice. . as are as the undersecretary of testifies stated earlier this week, the threat emanating from the border of afghanistan and pakistan is not hypothetical. there is no other place in the world that contains such a concentration of senior al qaeda leaders and operational commanders. continue to allow these hostile organizations in this region -- to flourish in this region is to put the security of our friends and allies and the united states at great risk, end quote. to quit the area before we rooted out the terrorists would not only hand al qaeda a propaganda v
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Mar 19, 2011 2:00am EDT
, the u.s. helped out a lot. the u.s. is the most influential in the short term, but there are other opportunities that we should be aware of. >> the second part of the ambassadors question -- are we doing enough to show our support? is it the visible enough? >> i would rather the japanese leaders be the ones -- i suspect we're not doing enough, but i think there is a media overloaded this point. we can take credit later. i hope the japanese leaders take it. >> is there something else we should be doing? >> they are looking for the gaps that could be killed. there is a possibility of outpouring from american organizations once it is clear what the needs are. some of that might be in the area of shelter down the road. but some of the most desperate needs come later, six months down the road when the tv cameras have moved on to the next emergency. sometimes that's sustained support can have more impact than the flashy initiatives. >> like permanent shelter. >> help with long-term reconstruction, it might be more effective. >> is there anything the united states could be doing that it i
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Mar 29, 2011 2:00am EDT
than gaddafi. host: we will he coverage of the president's speech to the nation of the u.s. involvement in libya coming from the national defense university. live cerage at 7:30 p.m. eastern time, 4:30 p.m. on the west coast. for more details, go to our web span.org.uesc- next caller. caller: mike x brother in law as a retired navy cmdr. winners in this latest war is a military industrial complex. mike, you are a good spokesperson for t work complex. is there ever a program of conflict resolution? what if all of the people working for him on conflict resolution -- we have all of these people and putting troop on the ground. where is conflict resolution in this scenario? guest: i would argue that there has been a concerted effort to avoid escalating this problem in libya. we saw that early on when there was a great deal of complaining about the fact that we were not getting involved sooner. during the course of that, there was this conflict resolution effort. the problem is there was a drum beatrom both extremes sides. there was a call for a no-fly zone. some wanted to go out there immed
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Mar 17, 2011 6:00am EDT
of representatives passing resolution offered by representative kucinich that would call for the removal of all u.s. forces from afghanistan no later than december 31, 2011? and specifically, how do you believe our troops would use such a measure and how deeply the taliban and al qaeda would use such a measure? >> well, to start with the taliban and al qaeda obviously would trumpet this as a victory. as a success. needless to say, it was completely undermined everything that our troopers have fought so much for and sacrificed so much for. ultimately though, this is about power vital national security interests. and as president obama has identified them, foremost among these is in ensuring that al qaeda and other transactional extremists cannot reestablish century such as they had in afghanistan under taliban rule when the 9/11 attacks were planned in afghanistan, the initial training of the attackers was carried out in afghanistan before the attackers moved on to germany and in u.s. flight schools, and then carried out their acts of terror. so needless to say, this would close the door on the very
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Mar 16, 2011 2:00am EDT
a message of enormous additional commitment in the form of 30,000 additional u.s. forces, more funding for afghan force and additional civilians. >> thank you. now, relative to the pending request to increase the size of afghan security forces by up to an additional 70,000 personnel, i believe you have made that request, is that correct? >> i have, mr. chairman, and m understanding is that the secretary has forwarded that. this was made in consultation with ministers of intior and defense in afghanistan who also gainedresident karzai's support for it. keeping in mind that it reasonable degree of medical certainty a floor of 352,000, and then if there are certain reforms carried through, which are already very much entrained by ministry counterparts in afghanistan in terms of additional commitment to leader development, recruiting, retention, and attrition issues, that the growth would be to 378 total. >> is that a floor of 352, that is approximately 45,000 more than the goal for october, 2011 as i understand it. >> that's correct, mr. chairman, and the afghan forces are on track it app
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Mar 30, 2011 7:30am EDT
things. he still continues as co-chair of the u.s. helsinki commission on human rights and he's asked for opportunity for opening statement participate in history. senator cardin? >> well, chairman durbin and senator graham, thank you for allowing me to participate in this hearing it i appreciate that very much. the right to freely profess the practice of faith or not to practice a faith is a fundamental right in our country. after more than 200 years our first amendment which stands can states that congress should make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. it continues to be the envy of people around the world. even before the first amendment was ratified, the constitution contained a very important provision in article six, section three that requires all federal state officials to swear an oath or affirmation to support the constitution, provide that no religious still ever be required as a qualification to any office of public trust under the united states. in my own state of maryland, the only christians could have full participa
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Mar 3, 2011 2:00am EST
your right hand. >> to u.s. currency tested money will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the church? >> thank you. >> all witnesses answered in the affirmative. we will move to opening statements. alydar appreciated if you keep your verbal comments to 5 minutes. you should have a live there. i would appreciate it if he could wrap up your comments. we have this nice and beautiful room. to make sure the button is pushed so we can all hear you. thank you. >> midmorning. b -- good morning. i am a former acting co-chair of the commission on iraq and afghanistan. a participating with me is commencing co-chairman michael tebow. i will talk about a few points. i am a retired u.s. army officer. i am an executive secretary to the national security council. he was also a army and served 35 years in the department of defense. he is also worked in the private sector as a consultant. we are here on behalf of all the commissioners to approve release of a special report to the congress which we have titled "iraq, the forgotten mission. we have brought a printed copies with us today.
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Mar 16, 2011 6:00am EDT
as the u.s. market. it is an important element but i do not think as some have suggested that it is a silver bullet. >> or a total replacement. i agree. i see secretary geithner agreeing. but you support the basic concept and think we should explored. >> absolutely. >> final question for secretary geithner about japan. they are our second largest creditor after china. the you think there is any risk that in order to respond to the disaster and support their economy in the aftermath, that the japanese will have to resort to selling some of their treasury holdings to raise cash? do you see this having any impact on treasury prices in u.s. interest rates? >> i do not. i should say, senator, that we should all extend our thoughts and concerns to japan. it is an extraordinary challenge for them. it is a very hot -- it has a very high savings rate and it has the ability to deal not just with the humanitarian but the construction challenges they have to face ahead. >> center moran. -- senator moran. >> short of overall gse reform, what steps could we take today, short of that tw
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Mar 9, 2011 6:00am EST
multiple issues that bring equities in from all kinds of different departments throughout the u.s. government. so you need someone to be able to break through this stovepiping and it can't be a deputy assistant secretary of state who just gets dual hatted to be doing something else besides their regular job which is 20 hours a day anyways with the beeper going off every 30 minutes in the other four hours. you just got to have someone who's full-time job is focused and it's someone with influence, someone that can pick up the phone and say, secretary clinton, it's actually time for you to say or do something now. and someone who can actually move this system, move the needle away from the inertia that just prevades government. this is just where it is. people are well meaning but system is -- it's systemically tilted towards the status quo. to be able to move that needle away from the status quo towards action. that's what you need a special envoy for and we should collectively civil society and the legislative branch press the executive branch to do this as soon as possible. we kn
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Mar 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
on the battlefield. those losses have been considerable. u.s. nato and afghan special forces dealt a crushing blow to the mid-level leadership of the taliban and its al qaeda allies. afghan and coalition surge forces are recapturing momentum in key terrain areas such as kandahar and hellmund. afghan security forces are improving in quality faster than planned. afghan local police initiative is empowering communities across the country to provide their own security from the bottom up, but kabul does so from the top down. the cumulative effect is that we are turning around the war in afghanistan, but as general petraeus says and will emphasize this progress remains fragile and reversible. the sustainability of our gains will be tested during the fighting season ahead. we should all be very clear before the fact that violence will go up in the months ahead and we will surely encounter setbacks in some places. we need to be exceedingly cautious about withdrawal of u.s. forces this july as the president has called for. we should be mindful that perhaps the wisest course of action in july may be to rein
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Mar 22, 2011 2:00am EDT
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Mar 9, 2011 7:30am EST
served as ambassador and deputy u.s. trade representative from 1979 to 1981. back to the state department in '81 and '82 where he got his old job back this time as a promotion as assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs. now, if you follow his career up to this point, what you notice up to this point he's been in the public sector the whole time but he's served both in democratic and republican administrations. and nixon, ford and carter administration as well as the regular administration and clearly he works for a democratic administration today. and, you know, yesterday we heard that, you know -- because of the political problems in washington today, there's a spirit of compromise has somewhat broken down and obviously bob's public service shows that it doesn't necessarily have to be that way. well, after being in the government for 12 years it's time to make money. now it's up to 95 to manhattan where he goes to work as an investment banking for goldman sachs. took a number of positions bole in developing companies ending up with the emerging market companies and
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Mar 3, 2011 2:00am EST
the department of defense needs an appropriation of at least $540 billion for fy 11. for the u.s. military to properly carry out its mission and maintain readiness and prepare for the future. which brings me to the proposed $70 billion reduction in the defense budget toplines over the next five years. to begin with, this cut is to the rate of the predict growth. the size of the defense budget is still protect did and projected to increase in real inflation adjusted dollars before eventually flattening out of this time. or significantly, efficiencies, reforms that we've undertaken over the past year have made it possible for the department to absorb lower projected growth in the defense budget without sacrificing real military capability. in fact, the savings identified by the services have allowed our military to add some $70 billion to her priority needs a new capabilities. of the $78 billion in proposed reductions to the five-year defense plan, only 10 billion is direct related to military combat capability. for billion of that comes from restructuring the joint strike fighter program. t
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Mar 25, 2011 6:00am EDT
. >> now former hud secretary henry cisneros talks about the u.s. housing market and the clinton administration efforts to increase homeownership to 66%. his remarks at a conference hosted by "the atlantic" council and the "national journal" our 35 minutes. >> all right. we hope we have saved the besthy for less.mer henry cisneros, former mayor ofn san antonio, former secretary or housing and urban development under president clinton. former president and ceo ofivist univision. and today chairman of cityview d companies which work withcrosshe developers to build affordable housing across the country.on mt as dean acheson might have said n of the really two administration long push to expand home ownership, and to really kind of force this into debate as not only an economic, but a social goal. what was the thinking at the beginning of this effort? what were the benefits that you saw from increasing home ownership rates? and then we'll talk about the lessons you take from this experience. >> ron, thank you for the question because i think it gives me an opportunity to really kind
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Mar 23, 2011 2:00am EDT
that is expressed in many circles with the impact of iran's influence on iraq and how it would affect u.s. interests. >> you can change many things, but you cannot change -- we have more than 1,000 kilometers of border between iraq and iran. several thousand years of history. for better or for worse, we are going to have to deal with it. we also have families who are connected. some of our labor comes from iran. we have a very close and almost integrated relationship with iran. but we have different political systems. we continued to insist that our relationships rebuild on mutual respect. we do not want to exports our democracy to the improved we don't want them to interfere. however, that is easier said than done. as you know, the best way to stop interference is not simply to admonish and to demand, but to build our own institutions and to build our own community. -- our own community. because we are in a vulnerable stage of our transition, we are still prone to influence and interference. the stronger our political system becomes, the more routine becomes in the integration of the government and
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Mar 8, 2011 3:56am EST
of international travelers before they board u.s.-bound flights through the immigration advisory program. this budget also strengthens surface transportation security by supporting 12 new visible intermodal prevention and response, otherwise known as viper teams which conduct operation sltion throughout the transportation sector to prevent potential terrorist activity. the request also provides funding for securing the cities program, to protect our highest risk cities from a radiological or nuclear attack and makes a significant investment in the national bio and agra defense facility that provides enhangsed diagnostic capabilities to protect our country from foreign animal and emerging diseases. and the request expands support for the national network of state and local fusion centers to provide local law enforcement with the tools to address threats to our communities. now, to secure and manage our borders, the request continues the administration's historic border security efforts by supporting 21,370 border patrol agents and 21,186 u.s. customs and border protection officers, both a
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Mar 14, 2011 10:00am EDT
reserve. [applause] in fact, the federal reserve is now the largest holder of u.s. treasuries. china oman -- china owns almost $1 trillion of u.s. treasurys. the president of china is president hu. it could be rightly said, hu is your daddy. [laughter] but now you could say that ben bernanke is their daddy. as the head of the federal reserve. another figure is $107 trillion. that is the estimate of the unfunded federal net liability for social security and medicare. let me repeat this in case anyone missed to this. look at all those zeroes. this is reality. this is why we have to take on a 65% of the federal budget. our current budget this year, we are $3.80 trillion in a budget for its 65% of that our entitlement programs, social security, medicare, medicaid. $107 trillion, the number up there is wrong, that is the estimated unfunded liability of social security. this year is the second year in a row the social security has been sending more money out in checks than what they are taking in. that is six years at a time of what the projections were. by 2017, medicare is scheduled to be fla
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Mar 8, 2011 6:00am EST
was elected to the u.s. house of representatives in 1998 at the age of 32. when 1995 to 2007 he served in the u.s. senate. in 2000 he was elected to the position of senateepublican conference chairman. he became one ofhe most successful government reformers in our history. taking on washington's powerful special interests from the moment he arrived. along with john boehner and others he was one of the famous gang of seven that expose post office scandals and it was his record that prompted a reporter to write in a recent article that santorum was a tea party kind of guy before there was a tea party. he is the author of the welfare reform act that has empowered millions to leave the welfare rolls and enter the workforce. he wrote and championed the legislation that [unintelligible] and the combatting autism act because he believes each and every individual by you and the most notably to be protected. he fought to maintain fiscal sanity in washington before was fashionable come out fighting for a line-item veto. he proposed reforming entitlements, cutting spending, and developing a spend
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Mar 23, 2011 6:00am EDT
fascinating but top-secret cables from the u.s. government, what would you do? would you put them on the air? >> each of us has our of star we steer by. we reported on them. that was a way of putting them on the air. ? but that was after the york times broke the story. >> yes, we would have done what he did. it was said that people trust sad revolutionaries and you have to somewhat less than the contradiction of these moments in journalism. if you are reluctant or likely to the philosopher being dragged out of the cave, if you are duly reluctant to do any thing that might inadvertently compromise a life because you don't know who is being exposed, that is your beginning. i assume they did everything that they absolutely could. you just have to make your individual news organization decision about how much time you have and what the proportion is. there was a lot of thit. we know those guys around the world. one guide is writing that cable that suddenly shows up in wikileaks. i am sure somebody thought nobody read his cable. what we learn from them and what we would have broadcast from them w
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Mar 18, 2011 2:00am EDT
that if the u.s. government reaches monetary settlements with banks, the funds would go to the u.s. treasury. that is how -- a very standard process over the course of our nation's history. it would not be legally permissible for the hud or cfpb or any other regulator to resolve these matters by having fun is directed to any other place then back to the taxpayers. to allocate some funds, which you need to come back to congress for authorization to spend? -- would you need to come back to congress for authorization to spend them? >> congressman, we are not involved, we are not negotiating with anyone at the consumer agency. this is a law enforcement matter. it is headed by the department of justice and their financial fraud enforcement task force. >> you are not engaged in these discussions? >> negotiating -- >> reclaiming my time. are you engaged in these discussions? >> negotiations with private parties are entirely directed by the department of justice, by the state attorneys general, by other federal agencies. >> so you are not engaged in these discussions? >> we do not negotiate with pri
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Mar 11, 2011 2:00am EST
you feel that u.s. government has done andequate job learning about islam and how islamic doctrines affect the behavior and community norms of muslims residing in america and how does islamic doctrine and sharia law shape the responsiveness of local u.s. muslim communities to law enforcement efforts that target islamic jihad? >> thank you congressman duncan. it's a wonderful qution and as we talked about there are various forms of islam. around the world. sharia means very different things to different muslims. in my home it is a private thing. do i want it in the government? absoluly not. that is the doctrine of the enemy. they want to create an islamic state. there is no concept that that could be a great alive the united states. there are two different lenses through which we see the world. we're ales with other democracies which are secular but one based in sharia would be impossible. this is why i provided a list of scholars in my testimony that are based for the assembly, these scholars are still based in islamic law from the 13th, 14th century from people -- they have not cre
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Mar 31, 2011 2:00am EDT
in the u.s. but we will have to think about how do we produce electricity more efficiently? in addition to producing, we have to think about making sure we are not wasting energy. i do not know how we're doing on the georgetown campus, mr. president, but every institution and household has to start thinking about how are we reducing the amount of energy we're using and doing it in more efficient ways. our homes and businesses consume 40% of the energy we use and it costs billions of dollars in energy. manufacturers that require large amounts of energy to make their products, their challenge by rising energy costs and so you cannot separate the issue of all dependents from the issue of how we're producing more energy generally. that is why we propose new programs to help americans upgrade their homes and businesses and plans with new energy-efficient building materials, new lighting, new windows, new heating and cooling systems. investments that will save consumers and business owners tens of billions of dollars a year and free money for money and investment and hiring and putting contra
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Mar 9, 2011 6:00am EST
in which what he did for a living was being one of the best if not the single best advocate before the u.s. supreme court. so he made his mark as a professional, figuring out how to come up with an argument that five justices would agree with and i think that brings them to the chief justiceship within extraordinarily well developed skill set that i think over time will make him an extremely influential chief justice. okay, what are we turn now to some of the cases they work has heard this term and decided. last week the court issued a decision that i know has disturbed a lot of people in the country and it involves a group of people engaging in a very hateful ugly protest at the funeral of a soldier who was slain in iraq and by one vote the court held that these people were shielded from tort liability in a suit brought to the father for the attention of infliction of emotional distress. walter what were the courts thinking there? >> this case involves marine lance corporal snyder who was killed in the line of duty in iraq. his father selected the catholic church in their hometown of west
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Mar 29, 2011 6:00am EDT
-jazeera english. were you born in the u.s.? did you go to college here in washington? are you six-foot eight? [laughter] >> all of the above. i was born in egypt. my parents immigrated to the u.s. when i was 5 years old. went to school right down the street at american university. i started working for nbc news right across the street from american university. i started off as a desk assistant. i was handed out newspapers in the morning and answering phone calls. most of the time i was justin all of the correspondence, but it was a great environment to see how people operate in the high-pressure environment. the summer that i started i was actually going to leave journalism. my parents were like you have a master's degree, this is not what you're born to be working on. i actually stayed through by chance until 9/11 happened and the rules of the game completely changed. there was all this talk about the war in iraq following year. this is what led me to cnn and ultimately to iraq. >> you skipped one of the questions. >> 6 bef foot four. >> you have not mentioned saudi arabia in terms of unres
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Mar 25, 2011 2:00am EDT
think that in the world only 19% of the parliamentaries are women. i think that in the u.s. it's 16%, if i'm not wrong. and so we have a long way to go. if you think on one hand too, the government of the states, only 19 were women. we really are in bad shape. i'm not saying that's the global average. in conflict countries, i mentioned the average. of the 27 countries in the world that have achieved 30 or more than 30% of parliament -- female parliamentarian, only five of them, i believe it's the northern countries, probably, did not need the quota. in other words, only a quota would meet more women for the representation. inspite of increased awareness, the pace of international action. much more can be said about missed opportunities for women and engagement in the work of peace. rather than looking forward, let us focus on the way ahead. and what i see on the whole are many opportunities for women, empowerment, waiting to be seized. underlying these opportunity is the new international consensus, the secretary general has build around issues of women, war, and peace. the secretar
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Mar 9, 2011 2:00am EST
they are expanding output -- china has become a large export market for u.s. markets so that is not all in the negative. i would emphasize a long run energy policy so that we're not havinghis conversation every summer. we know that in the summer the demand -- that in the summer, demand goes up. we are having the same conversation again and again, year after year. whether energy efficiency, domestic production, or other energy policies to alternative fuels, it is importanthat we think those three. price of fuel is one risk. financial problems in europe remain a concern. a year ago, it felt we were getting momentum. the events in greece and some of these spooked financial markets, much like it does, so we continue to monitor the events in europe. third, the housing market remains in the dumps. there are maybe 5 million vacant homes, so i think it seems unlikely that with the reserve army of unemployed homes that it will become rebounding rapidly in the near future. that said, the impact of the housing sector on gdp growth, a major negative drag in 2008 and 2009, its impact on gdp growth i
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Mar 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
, nearly 65% of all listeners have a bachelor's degree, compared to only a quarter of the u.s. population. we also know that they are wealthy listeners, mr. speaker. n.p.r. households tend to be more affluent than otr households primarily as a result of their educational retainment. the medium household income of an n.p.r. news listener is about 86 -- $86,000, compared to the national average of about $55,000. we also know that when it comes to geography, more than 99% of the u.s. population has access to at least one n.p.r. station. when it comes to employment the majority of n.p.r. listeners, 63%, are employed full-time. mr. speaker, again i repeat the point. the object of this today is to get n.p.r. out of the taxpayers' pocket. it is time for us to do this. it is time for this structure to be changed. it is time for us to be good stewards and save the money of the american taxpayer. this is another step toward that goal. i reserve the balance of my me. the speaker prtempore: the gentlelady reserves the balance of her time. the gentlelady from california. ms. eshoo: mr. speaker, i'd no
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Mar 17, 2011 2:00am EDT
sun and the adequacy of whether we plan for evacuations. they could increase. in the u.s., there are only requirements to evacuate within 10 miles. our recommendation would be to reevaluate the current emergency planning. they could interview with the execution of the plans. i apologize for being long winded. >> you are so good at this. >> there are many safety margins have been reduced. we have many examples that we think could be immediately it there. >> would you send me the entire list. how many are within 50 miles of the plants? do you know how many? >> i do not. i am shocked that no one seems to know this. we ought to have this at the tip of our fingers. i keep coming back to this. and probably boring you. there are certain things we absolutely know now. to nobody predicted a 9.0. it is built to withstand a 7.0. i have two plants on earthquake faults or near them. we have been warned by our state geologists that they are new. if the build for nine plan five, we would have not be here. that is the first thing. that's fine? how many of these are there. it seems that t
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Mar 24, 2011 2:00am EDT
in the >> on tomorrow's "washington journal," former u.s. comptroller general david walker has a report on america's fiscal management. then political strategists maria cardona and john feehery and u.s. ambassador to morocco, marc ginsberg. "washington journal" begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. coming up on c-span, morocco's foreign minister. foreign policy analysts argue for negotiating a peace treaty with the taliban in afghanistan. and britain's government presents its annual budget. thursday night, a look at education reform with michelle rhe and sacramento mayor and former nba player kevin johnson. they will discuss academic disparities between american children of different races and districts in country and why they hit the has worsened despite a doublinging of spending over the years. >> we all have to do our part. there are far too many kids that are lang witching in schools that are not doing well 3789 there are also kids that live in nice neighborhoods. >> i concur with him. >> you know, we are in a position right now in this country where if you were to tell me the zip code that a
CSPAN
Mar 12, 2011 2:00am EST
that is used in the u.s. and manufactured by u.s. manufacturers, but much of the precursor comes from china, which i think has more pigs than any place in the world. >> we have a lot in ohio, too, and we would like to compete in this market. >> but it cost, as you pointed out, serious allergic reactions and many deaths. >> do we know how many deaths yet? >> in terms of the documented deaths, i think -- nine >> why is it impossible to know? >> because sometimes the providers don't make the association between the death of a patient and the contaminated heparin. they often have complex medical illnesses, and when a person expires, the connection was not necessarily made that it was because of the heparin. as with all the investigation and we began to understand the and between the hepaeriarin fatalities, we know that it took a serious toll. in response, we have put in place and number of protective measures, a new screening tests and safety systems, also working with regulatory authorities in china on this and working with the private sector so that we have safeguards that this kind of the ev
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Mar 24, 2011 2:00am EDT
in the u.s. to congressmen and people on the left and right and journalists and think tanks and ordinary citizens and the same conclusion kept leaping out at me again and again. most americans do not realize how lucky they are you know, the political institution defined the country in many cases unique and almost all cases on usual. i'm talking about term limits, the recall mechanism, the citizens' initiative and referendum and states' rights and localism, open primaries, totally unique feature but ones that make the largest leaders answerable to the rest of us, and above all i'm talking about the direct election of almost everybody. it's human nature to take for granted that which is familiar to us, but it's these institutions growing organically growing out of the constitution that has served to keep your government more and your people free. sometimes i say this and they say there are cultural differences. we are naturally liberal people. we got away from the monarchies and the collapse is into the old world and so on. i'm afraid that explanation does not quite work. culture is and fr
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Mar 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
america as we do to china. our exports will support more than 2 million u.s. jobs. when latin america is more prosperous, the united states is more prosperous. we are bound by a share of values. we see reflections of our own journey in yours. pioneers who open to new frontiers. citizens that have struggled to expand our nation's promise to all people, men and women, white, black, and brown. we are people of faith. let's do our part for the least among us. insuring the democracies' for a people must be the work of all. this is our common history. it is our common heritage. we are all americans. across the americas, parents want their children to run and play and know they will come home safely. fathers want the dignity that comes from work. women want the same opportunities as their husband. on a trip to new worse want to start a new business. -- entrepreurs want a chance to start a new business. but this may be beyond the reach of too many. progress in the americas does not come fast enough, not for the millions that indoor the injustice of extreme poverty. not for the children in sha
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Mar 8, 2011 2:00am EST
threats. members of the u.s. navy, coast guard, and the royal canadian navy will discuss tactics and how civil unrest is driving more poor people to resort to piracy. it starts at 8:15 eastern on c- span. -- on c-span3. also on c-span3, layer -- ray lahood will testify before the senate transportation committee. now, congressman henry waxman talks about climate change legislation. a ranking democrat on the energy and commerce committee, waxman says that obama should oppose any spending bill that ends the epa's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. this is an hour. quex good morning, everyone and welcome. i am chairman for the action fund. i am pleased you could join us for this morning's discussion with congressman henry waxman. representative waxman is one of the most determined and effective progressive advocates in congress today. we all know that he has his hands full defending against a barrage of attacks on great energy and public health programs. it is a special thanks to the congressman for taking time out of your schedule. thank you for being willing to come here and s
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Mar 12, 2011 2:00am EST
nations. >> secretary general, there is a lot of talk by prominent u.s. senators and four other countries to by sending weapons to the rebels in libya. do you think that this would violate resolution 1970? in that case, what with the u.n. do? >> i understand that the international community including the u.n. security council, they are discussing a full range of options for the next steps. this is up to the member states of the security council to determine the future course of action. ok, thank you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] >> tonight on c-span, the u.s. house debates and in a home mortgage assistance program. congresswoman gabrielle giffords doctors give an update on her medical condition. rhode island gov. lincoln chafee discusses his state's budget. >> but tv is live with panels and discussions from the tucson festival book. panels on immigration, women in leadership, and a look back of the 1960's. also, the b.c. historians talk about the kenyan genealogies of barack obama. for complete discussion
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Mar 8, 2011 6:00am EST
management to former postmaster general john potter from december 2004 and rejects the claim that u.s. ps has overpaid the still service system, civil service retirement system. request for return of $75 billion in overpayments is unfounded and shall not be granted by congress. furthermore sustainment from the board of actuaries which declares that it is accurately determine the financial allegations to the postal service. have unanimous consent to submit this to the record. mr. donahoe beeper and what is your response? >> we have differing opinions. the postal service estimated with external actuaries that we overpaid $75 million. the regulatory commission has the same information and their outside actuaries are estimated we overpaid 50 to 55. there's a meeting of the minds necessary. said down and get this resolved once and for all. i disagree with the letter. >> i could ask, actually have the provisions of the postal service to ask us to review the opm analysis. the regulatory commission is what we believe is an objective analysis bringing in a highly respected third-party expert to review
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2011 10:00am EDT
the u.s. and the region to live coverage of that starts at 3:20 p.m. this afternoon year on c-span. >> tonight on c-span, marking the eighth anniversary of the department of homeland security with former secretary tom ridge and michael chertoff. and current secretary janet napolitano. they discuss the nature of threats facing didn't country, the structure of the agency, and what they miss most about the job. >> people have asked me, do i miss being secretary, and to a certain extent, i say yes, i miss working with the people that i became do trust, respect, and in my ear because of their hard work. particularly in the early months and years. it was very intense but an exciting time. you enjoy what you're doing with a great cause associated. and it is not knowing. not that everything we read every morning was something you would want to run home and talk to the family and kids about. but you do miss not knowing. >> they discussed the department of homeland security tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> c-span sat down last week with potential gop 2012 presidential candidat
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Mar 31, 2011 6:00am EDT
administration and the u.s. said the arab countries are dominoes don't, domino pieces and they will fall one after the other. what happens is these projects fell like domino effect. [applause] [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: and because some have very short memories on satellite channels, let me remind them. not everything that happens our conspiracy. because now they are ready to commence on the speech. but you, sons and daughters of this nation, your dedication to your country that you expressed day after day, and more clearly in times of crisis that you expressed it yesterday with those mass rallies in all parts of the country give me more confidence and make me steadfast, and that you work in face of the division give me hope for the future. and if you said with our soul and with our blood, sacrifice for you, the right thing to say is bashar assad sacrifices for his country. [chanting] [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: and i answer you, god, syria, the people. [applause] [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: i will always remain the son of this nation, will keep
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Mar 16, 2011 7:30am EDT
, the assistance that we've been able to offer on the engagement of the u.s. military and the u.s. government across-the-board in response to this crisis has helped to strengthen the bonds that we have between our -- between our two countries and help make a case, i think, for the logic of why we have a forward-deployed presence in the asian pacific region including the basin footprint that we have in japan. >> i understand that part, mr. secretary. i guess my question is more in line of what role does japan play, if any, in our readiness posture in the pacific? and how is it now going to be affected by what has happened? >> japan is the cornerstone of our approach to the security issues in the asian pacific region and there's a reason why -- why we term it that way and it's not just rhetoric. japan is an incredibly important ally. the questions they bring to the alliance including our basin footprint in japan is absolutely critical to our enduring presence in the asian pacific region. i have absolutely no reason to believe that anything that has transpired in the past few days following the
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Mar 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
sponsored u.s./german/italian program that goes back now 16 years i suppose. it's applied core level surface to air missile protection for ground forces. and that, we decided a couple of months ago that we would not pursue them to ourselves, the united states, how come back to the recent animal. and that we would continue through the currently running phase of our international agreement with the germans and the italians and then we would leave the program and the germans and italians could proceed to complete that if they chose to a couple points, widely make that decision? several reasons. it was not -- the program was performing okay. it had performed not okay in the past. so it wasn't -- it didn't stand out on performance grounds, and that gets you attention these days when you don't stand out on performance grounds. secondly, the army's requirements for air defense have come won't surprise you to learn, change somewhat in 16 years. and the kind of capability represented by that program had less party for the army, and heretofore. dud rate had to do with affordability. if you look at the
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Mar 7, 2011 10:00am EST
? they cut programs to help u.s. factories retooled to make much cleaner cars. that, in my view, it is insanity masquerading as fiscal discipline. we are without hope -- we are not with helout help. sending strong fuel economy standards for 2017 model years and follow-up on initial improvements that were going into effect this year and were settled in 2009. it needs to complete the first fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty trucks. it can encourage congress to increase the availability of incentives for people to buy efficient cars and electric vehicles and create incentives -- to run on -- [no audio] >> we are having some technical problems with our signal from the center for american progress action fund this morning. we look to continue with our live coverage today here on c- span. now back to the center for american progress action fund and more remarks from john podesta this morning. he will be introducing henry waxman. >> export them to the rest of the world. american workers can succeed at the millions of new jobs that a clean energy will create. our competitors are a
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Mar 10, 2011 2:00am EST
duncan the current u.s. secretary of honee current secretary of education. prior, he served as chief executive officer of the chicago public schools from june, 2001, to december, 2008, becoming the longest serving big city education superintendent in the country. congratulations to you, sir. as ceo mr. duncan was widely credited for pursuing an aggressive agenda that included opening more than a hundred new schools, expanding after school and learning programs, and closing down under performing schools. and it goes on and on but i think every member of the committee knows this. let me just say, mr. secretary, you are now recognized and welcomed again. >> thank you so much for this opportunity to come before you again and talk about president obama's education agenda. last week i spoke before the senate budget committee and emphasized our administration's dual commitments to reduce spending and are more efficient while investing in education to secure our future. these investments spanned every grade from early learning to pell grants and they are reflected in my written statement. i
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Mar 5, 2011 2:00am EST
or failure of the program. we should remain mindful that the overall contribution of the rest to the u.s. economy was relatively modest, when considered with the hundred dollar -- million -- multimillion hundred dollar bailout of fannie mae and freddie mac. the trillion dollar intervention of the federal reserve and fdic, as well as the impeccable experts. it is particularly difficult to label t.a.r.p. or any other government-bonds a program aimed at an unqualified success when the unemployment rate hovers around 9%, the combined unemployment and underemployment rate equals 16%, and millions of american families are struggling to escape foreclosure. it is of cold comfort to these families that the too big to fail financial institutions aided by the t.a.r.p. and other generous below market rate government bonds of programs are reporting a near-record earnings. to this day, t.a.r.p. carries a substantial stigma with the residents of main street should come with little surprise. the professor and i noted in our views in september's oversight report that the payments to t.a.r.p. recipients a
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Mar 30, 2011 6:00am EDT
throughout the u.s. or other parts of the world. once they are stitched back together, they are learning all of them have can't or come a similar types of cancer and were able to pinpoint the mac one location. so i know there's been each of these up there that are involved, but there's one particular type reported and compiles data and then are the actual people and actual sources as this map would kind of indicate. so they need a specific place to report to come and not just cdc come this summer they can report actual cancer. not necessarily where they currently reside. and being able to possibly share of the data because i don't know what exists that cdc ordered atsdr does, but to be able to share data between local, state and agencies to have and see what we are missing because we're not reporting it to agencies who were supposed to making the words. the information is getting lost. >> i agree. and i think again the sharing of data and as you say were in the face of a cage that does make this so much easier. ms. solomon. >> yes, your points, senator, were very important. the problems with
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Mar 29, 2011 6:00am EDT
-judge panel if acorn is good law. tell corn isn't good law and why, you know, what with the u.s. supreme court, how would they decide this case? she would take a corn off the table? >> i think that acorn is a decision that is no longer good law, and i think this court should say that. nonetheless, i think that there are distinction between this ordinance and one in a court that even if acorn remained good law would render this ordinance still unconstitutional. >> as to the facts of acorn, or because the ordinance has brought us -- >> i think the ordinance both in acorn and in this case incoming solicitation of business is broader than what was directed by that camp echo did with the solicitation of money. >> so as to the particular facts of acorn? >> i think there's a supreme court has made clear ago talk about solicitation for any exchange of money, that is due for. >> industry weather was traffic problem. >> that is content neutral. >> what's the different about having some extent into your car? taken to the transaction to. you don't put out cash but surely cash is not was not key in acorn.
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